Launched new web shop: Chocophilia Online

Well, it took a long time to get it ready, but our new web shop went live today. If you need to order chocolate from anywhere in Canada, and send it anywhere in Canada, please give it a try! Here is the link:

Some cool things about the web shop:

  • It has almost all the products that we carry in our physical store available for purchase, including some hard-to-find items such as Claudio Corallo, Domori and Amedei chocolate.
  • We ship promptly using Canada Post expedited shipping with tracking.
  • Shipping costs are calculated in real-time.
  • We can send gifts with greeting cards and gift wrapping options.
  • The checkout process is simple and fast.

Let us know what you think of it. We need your suggestions. And newsletter subscribers will be getting a promotional coupon soon in the next newsletter. Stay tuned for more!

Chocophilia products available this year in the Good Food Box.

Have you heard of a local project called Eat Local First? It is a very cool idea, and we are supporting it this year by putting some of our products in their distribution center. This means that you can get local chocolate delivered along with local fruits and vegetables! A few of our products now show up in their catalog. If you are interested in the local food economy, check out Eat Local First, and learn more. The order desk opens today!

Buying Chocophilia online just got a lot easier.

After many months of effort, we finally switched over to our own web shopping cart as of TODAY! Instead of using PayPal to handle our transactions, we have partnered with a Canadian company called Beanstream to set up our own extremely secure online shopping system. Here are some of the new features that you can take advantageTicket of next time you
need to order our products online: 1) Accurate calculation
of your delivery date and shipping costs based on your postal code and the size and weight of your purchase. 2) A new method of payment: We take Visa, MasterCard and Amex on our new web site, but you can also pay Online with Debit/Interac! It is a very secure new way to pay over the internet, connecting you to your Bank’s web site during checkout. We can ship anywhere in Canada, so if you ever need to send someone a gift, just try out our new site.

New Service: Rush Deliveries.

For those times when you need to send chocolate in a rush, we now offer the option to send your order using our next-day courier service. The order must be placed by 1pm MST if the chocolate is to arrive at its destination the next business day. Please add the RUSH DELIVERY service to your cart before you check out if you would like to use this service.

Added Credit Card Payments

We have just added credit card payments to our site to make shopping more convenient and hassle-free. We have chosen to use PayPal as our credit card processor, but it is not neccessary to join PayPal to buy from Kerstin’s Chocolates. If you would like to pay by cheque, please feel free to order by phone , as we will no longer be able to take cheque orders on the web site.